Am I a Dinasour - Office Environments?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by TheWanderer, Jun 14, 2018 at 9:21 AM.

  1. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Striker

    Went to have a chat with a director of a company earlier on in the week about possible opportunities at the company, a big thing he mentioned was that I would need to fit into the culture of the company.

    The dress code on that day seemed to be shorts and zany comedy T-shirts or shit with Atari symbols etc on. Staff seemed to be just fucking about chatting shit or playing ping pong, hangng about in 'break out' areas or on their laptops in the cafe, they seem to have loads of 'fun' days etc......I sort of decided I couldn't work there by this. Turns out they're not hiring anyways.

    But Ive come away thinking, is this what modern office environments are like? I'm more of a tradional suit or at least a pair of slacks and buttoned shirt type of man, I like to keep work away from socialising, get to work, do a full days graft before leaving and getting home and taking the work clothes of is a demarkation point to try and switch off from work. To me if your staff have time to piss about, you hav etoo many staff.

    Do i need to maybes broaden my thoughts on this to fit into new companies? This is my first real exposure of looking for employment outside of my company that Ive had.

    Where do I even buy a funny Bart Simpson t-shirt???
     
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  2. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    Why not wear one of your jumpers... I mean long sleeved polo shirts?
     
  3. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Jacked in wearing shirts n that for meetings in london, some feckers stroll in looking like theyre homeless.
     
  4. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

  5. I saw a bloke on the tube the other day in a suit with a novelty bugs bunny tie on.. I had a double take

    you know he is the Zany one in the office
     
  6. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Having seen googles office and worked on others, the cynic in me asks if these places pay the going rate or attract numbsculls cos you can play table football while you eat your couscous.
     
  7. offshore

    offshore Central Defender

    Sounds hip can I have a job... I'm 45 like but love a comedy t shirt....
     
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  8. oROSSo

    oROSSo Striker Staff Member

    more and more people seem to be following the google model. My BIL works for a bank and they have days where a friggin' petting zoo comes in, fucking goats running about the office.
     
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  9. James

    James Striker

    Our office policy is effectively just wear whatever you want if you aren't attending meetings. We've got table football as well and table tennis. :cool:
     
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  10. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Striker

    I was sitting having a shite typing on my phone mate, you'll have to excuse my spelling mate! I got all the right letters, just the wrong way round.
     
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  11. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Miserable git, nobody wears suits, shirts etc now generally unless its for meetings. Everyone here wears jeans, polo shirt etc and its a much better working environment. :D
     
  12. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Striker

    Funny you should mention that, as according to glassdoor the wages on offer werent great.
     
  13. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    very open minded place
     
  14. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    Fucking goats? Have they got any other type of goat?
     
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  15. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    I've never known an office like that. Where was it? Sounds great.
     
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  16. TheWanderer

    TheWanderer Striker

    For fuck sake, that would finish me off! A fucking petting zoo, for adults!
     
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  17. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Presumably to demonstrate the benefits of multi-tasking?
     
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  18. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    I had a Tasmanian devil tie. It was 1995 and my first office job when I was 19.

    There are still the odd one around wearing them cartoon ties. Mind I'd love to see someone wearing them Fred Flintstone jeans you got in Geordie Jeans.
     
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  19. Posh/ODvM

    Posh/ODvM Central Defender

    I just started a new contract this week at a place where the IT department use 'Agile'. Everyone is part of a 'Scrum' and each one has its own team name. When you find out that the team names are things like 'The Beserkers', 'The Night Watch' and 'Red Squadron', it doesn't take a genius to work out that the programmers have been given a say. It's not doing much for the image of It staff when team names like this just screams nerdy-virgins.

    Oh aye and apparently at 'scrum stand-ups' you have to be holding the Yoda cuddly toy to be allowed to speak.

    F'kin awesome :rolleyes:
     
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  20. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Ferk me I had both above items.
    Xmas musical tie was a must too.
     

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